Lucinda Literary

Lucinda Literary Lucinda Literary is a literary management firm specializing in nonfiction books that change the way people work, behave, and live, as well as select fiction.

We also offer speaking representation, workshops for writers, and a weekly newsletter. Lucinda Literary, founded in 2011, is a literary management firm specializing in “ideas” or “big think” books that look to change the way people work, behave, and live. We also selectively represent fiction, seeking voice-driven, emotionally raw, and often unconventionally told novels for adults and young adults

We also offer speaking representation, workshops for writers, and a weekly newsletter. Lucinda Literary, founded in 2011, is a literary management firm specializing in “ideas” or “big think” books that look to change the way people work, behave, and live. We also selectively represent fiction, seeking voice-driven, emotionally raw, and often unconventionally told novels for adults and young adults

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09/14/2021

Two quick tips to remember when creating your query letter!
1. We care about who you are, the audience you've built, and what makes you the best person to write this book. If you're a non-fiction writer, your credibility matters.

2. Do not kill us with an overly long synopsis. We need to be able to boil your pitch down into an elevator pitch. Give one or two lines about the book. It's either a quick get, or it isn't.

If you want hands-on help assembling an attention-getting query letter, we invite you to join our wildly popular Letter Better workshop on September 23rd. You will have the opportunity to learn the art of creating a successful query letter, how to capture an agent’s attention, and finally craft a query destined to break out of the "slush" pile.
Register today: https://lucindaliterary.com/workshops/

Come join us tomorrow! Lucinda and Jayne will be talking all things author-agent relationship, Jayne’s forthcoming book ...
09/13/2021

Come join us tomorrow! Lucinda and Jayne will be talking all things author-agent relationship, Jayne’s forthcoming book BLACK GIRLS MUST DIE EXHAUSTED, and taking questions from the audience.

Come join us tomorrow! Lucinda and Jayne will be talking all things author-agent relationship, Jayne’s forthcoming book BLACK GIRLS MUST DIE EXHAUSTED, and taking questions from the audience.

09/10/2021

Looking to elevate your chances of being publishing. Try this ...

Show up on social media consistently, give value, drive action from your audience, and build connections with your audience.

Work toward positioning yourself and your message through strategic media placements.

Practicing these two things CONSISTENTLY will spark the attention of literary agents and publishers alike because we're always looking for fresh faces and ideas in all industries.

Clip from The Author Inside You podcast -- thanks for having Lucinda!

Magnetize Your Social Media 💥 Identify and attract the ideal audience for your book and your brand as an author while ex...
09/08/2021

Magnetize Your Social Media 💥 Identify and attract the ideal audience for your book and your brand as an author while expanding your reach. https://mailchi.mp/lucindaliterary.com/socialtips

#attractionmarketing #booklaunch #bookauthors #bookmarketingtips #socialmediatips

Magnetize Your Social Media 💥 Identify and attract the ideal audience for your book and your brand as an author while expanding your reach. https://mailchi.mp/lucindaliterary.com/socialtips

#attractionmarketing #booklaunch #bookauthors #bookmarketingtips #socialmediatips

09/06/2021

One of the first tips we give aspiring authors is to network! Who do you know that's a published author? Does that person have contacts in the publishing world, and would they be willing to introduce you to them? Build those relationships, make new connections, and do the work to see your dreams through.

Listen to all of Lucinda's tips from The Author Inside You podcast here: https://lucindaliterary.com/news/the-author-inside-you-podcast-featuring-lucinda-halpern/

The best advice we can give to authors who are embarking on their book journey is to show up consistently on social medi...
09/01/2021

The best advice we can give to authors who are embarking on their book journey is to show up consistently on social media, document the process, and build a movement that ultimately leads to those connections with others.

Be:
😄 Personal
💫 Authentic
💥 Vulnerable

What's one thing you could post tomorrow that gives your audience a brief peek behind the curtain?

The best advice we can give to authors who are embarking on their book journey is to show up consistently on social media, document the process, and build a movement that ultimately leads to those connections with others.

Be:
😄 Personal
💫 Authentic
💥 Vulnerable

What's one thing you could post tomorrow that gives your audience a brief peek behind the curtain?

Get Signed Success Story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Congratulations to Dr. Mary Anderson, who graduated from our course, put our advice and s...
08/30/2021

Get Signed Success Story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Congratulations to Dr. Mary Anderson, who graduated from our course, put our advice and strategies to work, and landed a book deal with a major publishing house! Ready to get signed? We thought so: https://lucindaliterary.com/getsigned/

Get Signed Success Story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Congratulations to Dr. Mary Anderson, who graduated from our course, put our advice and strategies to work, and landed a book deal with a major publishing house! Ready to get signed? We thought so: https://lucindaliterary.com/getsigned/

Hit 'em with what sticks! Before you publish your next post on social media...find an author or someone in your industry...
08/27/2021

Hit 'em with what sticks! Before you publish your next post on social media...find an author or someone in your industry who has made themselves sticky and accessible. What specifics can you pick up from there but still put your authentic spin on so that your content is truly YOU? Tag an author who's killing the social media game!

Hit 'em with what sticks! Before you publish your next post on social media...find an author or someone in your industry who has made themselves sticky and accessible. What specifics can you pick up from there but still put your authentic spin on so that your content is truly YOU? Tag an author who's killing the social media game!

08/26/2021
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Hey Writers! Here's a friendly hello from Lucinda and a reminder to make sure you're catching all the upcoming events and opportunities we've been developing this summer.

Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter to receive industry trends, first peek at expert interviews, and early notice of our workshops designed for writers just like you.

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Tired of posting just for the sake of posting here on social media? There should always be intention and strategy behind...
08/25/2021

Tired of posting just for the sake of posting here on social media? There should always be intention and strategy behind what you're doing online. In this freebie download, the Lucinda Literary team put together our top dos and don'ts when it comes to marketing your book on social media. https://mailchi.mp/lucindaliterary.com/socialtips

Tired of posting just for the sake of posting here on social media? There should always be intention and strategy behind what you're doing online. In this freebie download, the Lucinda Literary team put together our top dos and don'ts when it comes to marketing your book on social media. https://mailchi.mp/lucindaliterary.com/socialtips

☕☕Is it just us or is it a two-cups-of-coffee type of Monday? What are you hoping to accomplish this week? 😎Perfect your...
08/23/2021

☕☕Is it just us or is it a two-cups-of-coffee type of Monday? What are you hoping to accomplish this week?
😎Perfect your book proposal?
😃Plot out your next chapter?
😊Polish your query letter?

😳If you're struggling with your query letter... keep reading.

On August 26th, we're hosting our popular Letter Better workshop! In this workshop, you'll have the chance to have Lucinda review your letter and give you 1:1 feedback--which is why we keep these workshops small!

To learn about this opportunity to get closer to the YES! you want to hear, click the link in our bio or visit: https://lucindaliterary.com/workshops/

☕☕Is it just us or is it a two-cups-of-coffee type of Monday? What are you hoping to accomplish this week?
😎Perfect your book proposal?
😃Plot out your next chapter?
😊Polish your query letter?

😳If you're struggling with your query letter... keep reading.

On August 26th, we're hosting our popular Letter Better workshop! In this workshop, you'll have the chance to have Lucinda review your letter and give you 1:1 feedback--which is why we keep these workshops small!

To learn about this opportunity to get closer to the YES! you want to hear, click the link in our bio or visit: https://lucindaliterary.com/workshops/

Feel like your query letter is getting lost in the abyss of your dream agent's inbox? That ends now. On August 26th, Luc...
08/20/2021

Feel like your query letter is getting lost in the abyss of your dream agent's inbox? That ends now. On August 26th, Lucinda will lead you through a workshop designed to polish and tighten your query letter until it shines! 😎Register: https://lucindaliterary.com/workshops/

#queryletter #bookdeal #virtualworkshops

Feel like your query letter is getting lost in the abyss of your dream agent's inbox? That ends now. On August 26th, Lucinda will lead you through a workshop designed to polish and tighten your query letter until it shines! 😎Register: https://lucindaliterary.com/workshops/

#queryletter #bookdeal #virtualworkshops

08/18/2021

Securing a book deal can happen faster than you think! 😯

Yes, really.

If you’re working with an agent who has strong relationships with editors, they trust those agents to separate the wheat from the chaff, and if that agent has a strong sales track record, editors may be even more inclined to scoop up a project quickly.

But the speed of your submission actually has more to do with your package than with anything else: like agents, editors have a fairly quick and categorical way of assessing material.

If the book is an immediate “get,” if editors can immediately see the “comps,” the author’s platform, the book’s media appeal, and its capacity to break through in a crowded market, more often than not, they will jump on it.

So hold tight. After all of your hours working in quiet isolation, it’s now going to be a rollercoaster. 🎢

Watch the slideshow below, and learn more about the book submission process by visiting: https://lucindaliterary.com/news/getting-a-book-deal-is-faster-than-you-think/

#lucindaliterary #literaryagent #getsigned #bookdeal #bookpitch #bookproposal #writethebook

🎉Now available on-demand: It Takes a Village — our webinar focused exclusively on book marketing. 🎉What you will learn:-...
08/16/2021
It Takes A Village™ On Demand - Lucinda Literary: Authors Representatives and Speakers Bureau

🎉Now available on-demand: It Takes a Village — our webinar focused exclusively on book marketing. 🎉

What you will learn:

- The ways in which “platform” is measured by agents and publishers

- How you can find your target audience and build your platform organically

- Trusted tools and services used by our bestselling authors

- The prime factors that really drive book sales (and which ones matter most)

- What kind of marketing is needed when writing a novel

- The benefits of hiring an outside publicist

- Which media outlets make the most impact for publishers and readers

- Lessons from the lived experience of special guest Cait Flanders, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, on how she found her audience, garnered media attention, and strategically set her book up to thrive in the competitive market.

Grab it now: https://lucindaliterary.com/ittakesavillage/

You’ve heard how important it is for aspiring authors to build a following, but how do you begin to build the kind of following agents...

We're on a mission to make an impact for our authors, their audiences, and ultimately the world. lucindaliterary.com#boo...
08/13/2021

We're on a mission to make an impact for our authors, their audiences, and ultimately the world.

lucindaliterary.com
#booksarelife #makinganimpact #ourwhy #companymission

We're on a mission to make an impact for our authors, their audiences, and ultimately the world.

lucindaliterary.com
#booksarelife #makinganimpact #ourwhy #companymission

08/11/2021

Who we are, what we do, and how we help our authors make an impact in the world! Learn more about our authors and our signature process: https://lucindaliterary.com/

We are TRUE book lovers! 😍Share what you're reading with us on this National Book Lovers Day! 📚
08/09/2021

We are TRUE book lovers! 😍Share what you're reading with us on this National Book Lovers Day! 📚

We are TRUE book lovers! 😍Share what you're reading with us on this National Book Lovers Day! 📚

Value-packed, straight-talking, actionable publishing tips and insights sent directly to your inbox weekly! --------PLUS...
08/06/2021

Value-packed, straight-talking, actionable publishing tips and insights sent directly to your inbox weekly!

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✔️ Myth-busting insights into the query and submission process
✔️ Industry trends--and what they mean for you and your writing career
✔️ Publishing success stories, and how you can learn from them
✔️ First read of interviews featuring publishing experts like ghostwriters, bestselling authors, and editors in our network
✔️ Priority notice of all our workshops and programs for writers
✔️ A free resource (or two) from us to help you on your path to becoming a published author 😉

See you on the inside! https://mailchi.mp/lucindaliterary/newsletter

Value-packed, straight-talking, actionable publishing tips and insights sent directly to your inbox weekly!

--------PLUS---------

✔️ Myth-busting insights into the query and submission process
✔️ Industry trends--and what they mean for you and your writing career
✔️ Publishing success stories, and how you can learn from them
✔️ First read of interviews featuring publishing experts like ghostwriters, bestselling authors, and editors in our network
✔️ Priority notice of all our workshops and programs for writers
✔️ A free resource (or two) from us to help you on your path to becoming a published author 😉

See you on the inside! https://mailchi.mp/lucindaliterary/newsletter

You've submitted your book proposal or manuscript -- finally! 🎉 And now you wait. Instead of twiddling your thumbs or in...
08/04/2021
My Book is on Submission with Publishers. Now What? - Lucinda Literary: Authors Representatives and Speakers Bureau

You've submitted your book proposal or manuscript -- finally! 🎉 And now you wait. Instead of twiddling your thumbs or incessantly hitting refresh on your inbox, try these helpful activities! #momentum #bookproposal #bookagent #literaryagent

#momentum #bookproposal #bookagent #literaryagent

Some useful activities that will help you, and/or your agent, as you await the verdict from publishers.

With accessible micro-habits you can build over time, board-certified holistic nutritionist Tonya Harris guides you alon...
08/03/2021
Detoxifying Your Home | The Slightly Greener Method

With accessible micro-habits you can build over time, board-certified holistic nutritionist Tonya Harris guides you along the road to a greener and more sustainable lifestyle in THE SLIGHTLY GREENER METHOD.

Grab your copy now and get answers to questions like:

- What does "organic" really mean?
- Do I really need to throw away expired makeup?
- How can I make sure my kids and pets are safe while also keeping a squeaky clean house?

The Slightly Greener Method Is a Book On Healthy Living – Detoxifying Your Home is Quicker, Easier, and Less Expensive Than You Think

Hi all, I’m Connor Eck, an agent at LL, and here I am, attempting a selfie in my natural habitat—a room with a basketbal...
08/02/2021

Hi all, I’m Connor Eck, an agent at LL, and here I am, attempting a selfie in my natural habitat—a room with a basketball hoop and a tree photo I took from my phone.

To help you get to know me a bit, I’m sharing the story of my first project as an agent: a celebrity memoir by WWE midget wrestler, Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, called Life Is Short & So Am I. (Dylan came up with the title—it's genius!) I threw myself into the editorial process, offering to co-write the proposal, which was a bit above and beyond seeing as agents typically edit as opposed to co-write. I was very green! It was a classic case of a young person desperately wanting to over deliver. In any event, collaborating with Dylan was such a thrill. He's a very down to Earth guy and had so many incredible stories to tell; there was never a dull moment.

The most challenging part, I'd say, was the uncertainty of the submission. Would we find the right publisher for him, one that knows the ins-and-outs of the wrestling market?! Would we locate the ideal co-writer for the manuscript?! (Co-writing the manuscript myself was way out of my league!) Fortunately, and with amazing mentorship from Lucinda, I was able to find the perfect home for the book and locate an excellent co-writer in Ross Owen Williams. He and Dylan formed a strong chemistry and wrote an awe-inspiring book that has amassed over 140 Amazon reviews, which in the world of Amazon reviews is significant. I'll always look back at this journey, the first one for me as an agent, with pride and nostalgia.

If you’re interested in querying me, you should know that I’m interested in adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction, picture books, celebrity memoir, business, sports, and narrative nonfiction.

#literary #queries #getpublished #writingcommunity #agent #gettoknowus #selfie #kidlit #childrensbooks #writers #authors #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #writer #manuscript #nonfiction #bookstagram #queryinbox #authorscommunity #literaryagency #literaryagent #publishing #amquerying #editorial #amwriting #creativewriting #askagent #yabooks #writersofig #writersofinstagram

Hi all, I’m Connor Eck, an agent at LL, and here I am, attempting a selfie in my natural habitat—a room with a basketball hoop and a tree photo I took from my phone.

To help you get to know me a bit, I’m sharing the story of my first project as an agent: a celebrity memoir by WWE midget wrestler, Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl, called Life Is Short & So Am I. (Dylan came up with the title—it's genius!) I threw myself into the editorial process, offering to co-write the proposal, which was a bit above and beyond seeing as agents typically edit as opposed to co-write. I was very green! It was a classic case of a young person desperately wanting to over deliver. In any event, collaborating with Dylan was such a thrill. He's a very down to Earth guy and had so many incredible stories to tell; there was never a dull moment.

The most challenging part, I'd say, was the uncertainty of the submission. Would we find the right publisher for him, one that knows the ins-and-outs of the wrestling market?! Would we locate the ideal co-writer for the manuscript?! (Co-writing the manuscript myself was way out of my league!) Fortunately, and with amazing mentorship from Lucinda, I was able to find the perfect home for the book and locate an excellent co-writer in Ross Owen Williams. He and Dylan formed a strong chemistry and wrote an awe-inspiring book that has amassed over 140 Amazon reviews, which in the world of Amazon reviews is significant. I'll always look back at this journey, the first one for me as an agent, with pride and nostalgia.

If you’re interested in querying me, you should know that I’m interested in adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction, picture books, celebrity memoir, business, sports, and narrative nonfiction.

#literary #queries #getpublished #writingcommunity #agent #gettoknowus #selfie #kidlit #childrensbooks #writers #authors #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #writer #manuscript #nonfiction #bookstagram #queryinbox #authorscommunity #literaryagency #literaryagent #publishing #amquerying #editorial #amwriting #creativewriting #askagent #yabooks #writersofig #writersofinstagram

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